Here are the classic stories of Ross Lockridge and Thomas Heggen, two authors who achieved sudden fame and fortune and then self-destructed. Ross Lockridge, the author of the best-selling Raintree County, and Thomas Heggen, the creator of Mister Roberts, both were thrust into unexpected fame and money in the 1940s. Each was young and inexperienced in the ways of the world. John Leggett explores their lives, their loves, their friendships, and their writing and publishing experiences to discover what ultimately and tragically failed them.
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